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noun as in beauty

noun as in sex symbol

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Cyrus tweeted a series of photos posing with a Hand of Adonis sex toy on a a plane.

Brad Pitt, even in an impromptu cell phone photo, manages to look like Adonis on earth.

The latest Adonis cast in the part is 31-year-old model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan.

Then Calvin Klein aired a two-minute commercial featuring an Adonis flexing in underwear.

For a time he wrote criticism for Mawaqif, a publication founded by the Syrian poet (and perennial Nobel also-ran) Adonis.

Near me danced a lusty Adonis of five-and-forty, who was decidedly the best male performer of the party.

The blood of Tammuz, Osiris, and Adonis reddened the swollen rivers which fertilized the soil.

There is no direct evidence, however, to connect Tammuz's slayer with the boar which killed Adonis.

Like the many variants of it found in other countries, it was probably founded on a form of the Tammuz-Adonis myth.

But this legend was not followed by the other classical writers, who made the Anemone to be the flower of Adonis.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Adonis, such as: vision, apollo, babe, beaut, belle, and charmer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.